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Post by dr. no » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:30 am

Has anyone used Mikunis on any VW engines?

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Post by Pillow » Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:42 am

Good question! bump.

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Post by DingoDog » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:06 pm

yes, i have wondered myself. I noticed that Great Plains Aircraft use some similar sort of side-draft carbs on their birds...i cant tell if they are Mikuni or not

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Post by mharney » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:17 pm

Seems like AJ Sims has a turbo kit that uses one, or did, AC.N s was selling the one that I saw. I have not seen them on N/A or T4 though.

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Post by snebald » Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:12 pm

There are a few that seem to have gone that way. Unfortunently the only company that I know of has their webpage in swedish.

Its at: http://home.swipnet.se/jpmotorsport/S/index.htm

One picture can be seen at http://home.swipnet.se/jpmotorsport/S/folka2.htm

A local vwdragracer here where I live also uses Mikunis, and he set a time of 8.95sek down the quartermile last summer. Which according to those who know is the fastest in Europe.

Some pics are at: http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130011.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130010.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130022.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 140001.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130134.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130135.jpg http://race.ulkhyvlers.net/dragrace/Pit ... 130143.jpg

Well, actually, there are a few more that I took, but I guess you get the general idea Image

This is a Type1 with turbo, but still. Its REALLY quick down the strip...

And by the end of May I will be down the road with 4 40mms Mikunis on by type4, but not turbocharged.

Hopefully it'll turn out ok Image

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Post by Wayne Sievers » Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:57 pm

I have successfullly use Mikuni's but not on a Type4. http://www.pelicanparts.com/MotorCity/993cc/

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Post by snebald » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:24 am

alter Bruddler, these mikunis were from a Suzuki GSX-R as I recall.

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Post by alter Bruddler » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:53 am

Hi Snebald
what kind of carbs are we here talking about? I mean, sorry my language is German, some French, a little English, but no Swedish... Those Carburetors are they racing and aftermarket only or are they taken out of something similar to a Yamaha FZR cycle? they have smaller displacement but rev much higher, so the flow could be similar. Interesting idea.
looking forward to your reply

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Post by mountainkowboy » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:48 am

I know this is an OLD thread but I have some info that I don't think anybody knows.

A LOOOOONG time ago (like 35 years) there was a shop called Do-it engineering in Orange, CA. I worked there as a machinist in the evenings making whatever we needed at the time. The owner was a guy named Dicky Culver who was a wizard with Air-Cooled VW's and Mikuni carbs. He used 38mm carbs with accelerator pumps and kept all the jetting in his head......never wrote anything down. He made a single, dual, and 4 carb systems with no heaters. The size and performance of the engine determined what carb setup was used. At the time he was getting 6-9 more horsepower with the Mikuni's than any other carb available on the dyno with a 2180 that he built, and it NEVER loaded up and revved quicker than any 2180 I've ever seen.

He got in trouble with the law with Cocaine. I showed up for work and the shop was locked down by the Sheriffs Department. Took forever to get my tools back, and Dicky vanished. Last I heard he was in Vegas and owned Tricky Dicks Trikes, building VW engine trike kits with..........Mikuni carbs.........but that was years ago. I had a single carb setup on a stock 1500 SP Baja that I owned at the time and it went with the car when I sold it. It was on that car for years and never missed a beat. The elbow would ice in really cold temps, but it didn't effect the engine.
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Post by Piledriver » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:21 am

Dicks Tricky Trikes , looks like his son was running it for awhile...
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Post by Lo Cash John » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:53 pm

I had some old Hot VW's magazine dating back to 69 and into the early 70's. In some of those issues there were ads for similar carb kit (maybe the same). Seems like the kit use either 2 or 4 single barrel motorcycle carbs on long "elbow" shaped tubular manifolds. If I recall right, the carbs faced inwards (towards each other ) also.

Would look really neat on an old school buggy or vintage looking car. Not so sure about max possible horsepower though. If they were better than IDA's, racers would still be running them. Maybe ol' Dick was better at tuning those than at Webers.

I wish I had an old magazine to scan and post a pic of the ad. Unfortunately I traded my entire collection of VW mags 2 years ago. When it got to 12 boxes I figured that was to much garage space wasted.

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